Published to coincide with the centenary commemoration of the battle of the Somme this study comprises 12 separate articles written by some of the foremost military historians each of whom looks at a specific aspect of the battle.
The pacy sensitive and formidably argued history of the causes of the First World War from acclaimed historian and author Christopher ClarkFINANCIAL TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2014SUNDAY TIMES and INDEPENDENT BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2012Winner of the Los Angeles Times History Book Prize 2014The moments that it took Gavrilo Princip to step forward to the stalled car and shoot dead Franz Ferdinand and his wife were perhaps the most fateful of the modern era.
"Shortly before the First World War Belfast was one of the most prosperous and vibrant cities in the world boasting an impressive new City Hall and some of the largest industrial concerns of their kind.
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